I think everyone has faced this situation and still many are facing this situation. Well honestly speaking even i have faced this situation too often. Before going to my point of view .Let me just tell you that there are 2 kinds of people (With respect to my above title).
Hahaha Now i think you all might be wondering wat the hell is the above 2 types. But some might have already got my point i guess.Well dont worry folks let me explain it to you.
1.What is Overprepared:-
Overprepared people are the one’s who just keep on putting options into their carrier.In simple terms the person would have planned for almost all the possible future career options in his final year itself.For example he might be thinking of getting placed in a good MNC, Next he might have applied for CAT for MBA, He might be also aiming for MTech, Further more he might be preparing for GRE. And to add icing to the cake he might be into Civil service exams as well. Yes i have seen so many overprepared people in my life. The biggest disadvantage / problem of this is that. You end up thinking too much. And you wont be having any fixed plan/goal with you. You just will be dependent on all the options. Its just like “Jack of all and Master of none”.
2.What is underprepared:-
The Best example i can take here is of my own example. Yes people who are underprepared suffer a lot. Under prepared means the person who just dont have a backup plan. He will be so confident or probably over confident about himself such that he forgets the fact that “if he fails to get what he had intended for “??Let me give you my example to explain it well.Though i was a meritorious student in my college i couldnt get placed in any company. Now actually my plan was to get placed in a good MNC during my final year. I was so confident or probably “Over-confident ” of getting placed into the companies that i forgot to have a back-up plan. I never thought i would be left wit no plans. I never planned for MTech, MBA , GRE. And i faced a lot of problem After my engg. Actually many faced due to the same attitude.
Now coming back to what is to be done after Engg. or Degree. Friends just have a back-up plan. I mean If your main plan fails , you can go with back-up plan. Now i mean back-up plan here not plans. So have just a single or at the max 2 back-up plans, so that you can concentrate on those plans and achieve it or excel in it.
Some great Career opportunities after Engineering or Degree.(Which probably i missed out):-
Yes this is the most common plan or back-up plan by an engineering student.But the greatest advantage of doing MTech is achieved if and only if you do well in your GATE and get into top IIT’s, NIT’s or some good colleges. Because if you do your PG in top colleges you will have a great future and value. So doing MTech for namesake is equal to not doing MTech. So prepare well for GATE and crack it.
Well many people go into MBA stream just because they hate their core(engg students ) MBA offers and boasts of a great future, and even greater salary. But MBA in some premier institutes will give u an edge over others . The best way to get into top colleges is by giving CAT, SNAP, MAT, XAT etc. But to crack them you require a lot of planning , hard work etc.
Yes this is one of the most chosen destinations or careers by the Engineers nowadays.The most preferred destination is USA. If you are able to crack GRE and have a good financial background than this is the perfect Recepie for you. You need to get into top Colleges in USA and once you complete MS than money will be flowing your way. You need convincingly very good English and you need to be good with the words to crack the exam.
Yes many people do apply for Bank exams, most probably for the post of P.O(Probabtionary Officer). Now you might be wondering why do they apply for Bank exams. The reason is sorry reason are because many advantages are there. Firstly you will be paid very well, i mean salary wise and you have great allowances as well, and probably many will love the work.
This is one of the fast growing sector nowadays. Not only engineers but all graduates are working hard for these civil services, few of the posts that people are aiming are for IAS, IPS etc. The future is excellent and perfect if u get into these. But the biggest problem is to crack these exams , they as tough as hell. People waste or rather invest their precious 2-3 yrs justfor preparing and cracking the exam. But once you do it you will be the Boss. I mean the amount of respect what you get is great, Salary is even greater and the allowances, the benefits are infinite. So people love to take their chances in Civil services.
If you wont get any of these above than the final option left wit the person is job. But mostly people go to job or join companies just because of having left with no choice , not wantingly. The Best option for the people who just are not into their work or not liking it. They can take some 1-2 yrs exp and go for Higher education or try for some other competitive exams. And the one happy with their jobs and people who got their dream jobs they need to think too much just carry on with your work and go with the flow…..
HOPE THIS HELPS